Fat Joe joins forces with Zoey Dollaz to provide aid to Haiti

Fat Joe and Zoey Dollaz are teaming up with Food For The Poor to provide much-needed humanitarian aid to troubled Haiti.

This is evident from a press release shared with HipHopDX On Thursday (May 2), the partnership will establish a relief fund, which will provide aid and essential supplies to families affected by the country’s latest humanitarian crisis, fueled by nearly three years of civil unrest on the island.

According to AxiosPrime Minister Ariel Henry resigned on April 25 in response to increasing incidents of violence on the island. Henry had taken power after the assassination of then-President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021.

Under his leadership, the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince has experienced escalating gang violence that came to a head on March 4, following a jailbreak at Haiti’s National Penitentiary — which, according to CNN, fueled the escape of about 3,500 of made possible the facility’s 3,687 inmates. prisoners.

The country’s leaders declared a state of emergency, which ultimately led to Henry’s resignation and the slow process of installing a provisional council to work on stabilizing Port-au-Prince.

However, at the time of writing, the capital’s seaport and international airport remain closed. And while smaller airports in the cities of Cap-Haïtien in the north and Les Cayes in the south are open, the import of commercial goods and the delivery of humanitarian aid have been severely affected.

“My heart goes out to all Haitians suffering from this humanitarian crisis,” the Terror Squad leader said in a statement. “Many of my close friends are Haitian, so we have watched this tragedy unfold and explored the most efficient and effective ways to provide meaningful support. All relief supplies and financial contributions go directly to Food For The Poor, so they can safely distribute donations directly to families in need.”

Fat Joe has created an Amazon Wish List of essential items shipped directly to Haiti, including baby food, diapers and wipes.

In recent years, the Bronx native has emerged as quite the activist.

Last month he paid tribute to his son as he continued his efforts to raise awareness of neurodivergent children and the terms they must actively negotiate.

On April 2, the Terror Squad boss shared a photo of the World Autism Awareness Day logo, along with a throwback photo of his 33-year-old namesake, Joseph Jr.

“WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY Joey, this one’s for you (blue heart emojis),” he wrote in the caption.

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And in June 2023, the ‘Lean Back’ hitmaker posted a shirtless photo of himself while kissing Joseph Jr. held to declare his ‘unconditional love’ for his son.

50 Cent then jumped into the comments section and praised his former enemy, writing, “This is the coolest photo you’ve ever posted, Joe. To some real shit!”

The CDC defines the condition as a developmental disorder that results from variations in brain function. Individuals with ASD may exhibit unique behaviors, communication patterns, social interactions, and learning styles compared to others.